Fab reads on Richard and Judy’s summer reading list

image-mediumLooking for some reading inspiration? Here’s Richard and Judy’s summer reading — borrow them from us !

Karen Thompson Walker The Age Of Miracles

It is never what you worry over that comes to pass in the end. The real catastrophes are always unimagined, unprepared for, unknown. What if our 24-hour day grew longer, first in minutes, then in hours, until day became night and night became day? What effect would that slowing have on the world?

Sophie McKenzie Close My Eyes

It’s been eight years since Gen Loxley lost her daughter, Beth: eight years of grief in which nothing’s really moved forward, for all that her husband, Art, wills it to. Gen has settled in to a life of half-hearted teaching, while Art makes  their fortune – and pressures her into trying IVF  again. For Gen, it seems a cruel act of replacement. Then a woman arrives on Gen’s doorstep, saying her daughter was not stillborn, but  spirited away as a healthy child, and is out there …

Kathleen MacMahon This Is How It Ends

Bruno, an American, has come to Ireland to search for his roots. Addie, an out-of-work architect, is recovering from heartbreak while taking care of her infirm father. When their worlds collide, they experience a connection unlike any they’ve previously felt, but soon their newfound love will be tested

James Oswald Natural Causes

A young girl’s mutilated body is discovered in a sealed room. Her remains are carefully arranged, in what seems to have been a cruel and macabre ritual, which appears to have taken place over 60 years ago. For Detective Inspector Tony McLean this baffling cold case ought to be a low priority, but he is haunted by the young victim

M. L. Stedman The Light Between Oceans

Would you accept a chance for happiness even if it wasn’t yours to have? This is a story about a lighthouse keeper and his wife, who live on a lonely island with just seagulls, stars and buffeting winds for company. It’s a story about right and wrong, and how sometimes they look the same

Joanna Rossiter The Sea Change

Yesterday was Alice’s wedding day. 1000’s miles away from the home she is so desperate to leave, on the southernmost tip of India, when she wakes in the morning to see a wave on the horizon, taller than her guest house on Kanyakumari beach. Her husband is nowhere to be seen. On the other side of the world, unhappily estranged from her daughter, is Alice’s mother, Violet. Forced to leave the idyllic Wiltshire village, Imber, in which she grew up she is haunted by the shadow of the man she loved and the wilderness of a home that lies in ruins

Gavin Extence The Universe Versus Alex Woods

This is the story of 17-year-old Alex Woods, born to a clairvoyant mother and a phantom father, victim of an improbable childhood accident, who is stopped at Dover customs in possession of 113 grams of marijuana and the ashes of his best friend

Simon Mawer The Girl Who Fell From The Sky

Marian Sutro is an outsider: the daughter of a diplomat, brought up on the shores of Lake Geneva and in England. But when she is recruited from her desk job by SOE to go undercover in wartime France, it seems her hybrid status will be of service to a greater, more dangerous cause

Lucy Clarke The Sea Sisters

Katie is the sister who has it all: a flourishing career and a smart, loving fiancé. Mia is the dreamer: no responsibilities, no thought for anyone but herself. Katie is relieved when Mia embarks on an around-the-world trip with her best friend. Then, one devastating night, Katie’s is told the news that Mia is dead – and the police say it was suicide.

Liza Klaussman Tigers in red weather

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